Practical Nursing: Diploma
Answer the call.
Get the skills you need to become an LPN, and get on the path to a great career in the Lowcountry and beyond.
Technical College of the Lowcountry’s Practical Nursing (PN) diploma program prepares students for eligibility for licensure to work as Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs).
This 42-credit-hour college diploma program includes general education, science and nursing classes taught over a one-year / three-semester timeframe. The full-time program is offered during the day.
South Carolina’s annual mean wage for a Licensed Practical Nurses is $40,090. Employment of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses is projected to grow 12 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. As the baby-boom population ages, the overall need for healthcare services is expected to increase, according to to 2016 reports from U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics.
PLEASE SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT WITH A HEALTH SCIENCE ADVISOR PRIOR TO SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION. CALL 843-525-8267 FOR AN APPOINTMENT.
Applications will be accepted for all health science programs beginning 1/17/18 and end 4/17/18.
Certify Your Skills
Earn valuable industry credentials! Coursework qualifies students to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) exam. TCL’s graduates continue to perform well above the national average.
Accreditation & Accolades
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850/ Atlanta, Georgia 30326 Phone: 404 975-5000/FAX (404)975-5020 www.acenursing.org
South Carolina Department of Labor and Licensing and Regulation Board of Nursing
Synergy Business Park, Suite 202, Kingstree Building 110 / Centerview Drive; P.O. Box 12367 / Columbia, SC 29211-2367 / website
What People Are Saying
“I didn’t want to go into debt, and TCL is very affordable. Plus, former students spoke very highly of the program.”
FAQs & Additional Informationtoggle all
Applicants interested in the nursing program must first complete the college admission application process. You will then make an appointment to meet with a Health Sciences Advisor. Acceptance into the college does not guarantee admission into a Nursing program. Applications for admission to the Nursing program may only be obtained from Health Sciences Advisors. Participation in the program requires a national background check and a drug screen. Nursing classes are offered at Beaufort and New River campuses and may require attendance at either. Call 843.525.8267 for additional information and to schedule an appointment with an advisor.
LPNs may seek advanced placement in the program.
68 credits x $170 per credit = $7,140
Remember, this is before S.C. Lottery Tuition Assistance and other financial aid, which could drop your costs by more than half. In fact, after financial aid, many TCL students attend for free.
*Based on Fall 2016 in-state, in-service-area tuition. Your actual cost may differ. Qualifications vary.
Yes, particularly if you:
• are well organized and focused.
• enjoy patient interaction and caring for others.
• have good time management skills.
• looking to get into the nursing field fast.
• Division Student Handbook 2016
• NUR Student Handbook 2017
• Health-Sciences-Info-Presentation-nsg-jan 31 2018
• Nursing Curriculum Profile 2016
• AP Nursing Program Application Checklist FA2018 Approved
• Generic Nursing Program Application Checklist FA2018 Approved
• Fall 2018 Nursing Weighted Admission Score Sheet